#formnigani is a youth-led creative movement for contraception -- by Kenyans, for Kenya. The majority of us still lack access to quality family planning services as promised by our Constitution. Thousands of young Kenyans have told us they need and want contraception, but their voices aren’t being heard. #formnigani exists to change this.

#formnigani kicked off in April 2018, when 100 pregnant men stormed the streets of Nairobi. A range of activities (see Gallery) gathered wide public support and shifted the narrative about family planning and the important role it has in Kenya.

In 2019, #formnigani turned the conversation to engage about the future. We collaborated with young Kenyans, policy advisors, and advocacy partners in using scenario planning to explore the future – with or without adequate access to contraception. Read more about our Futures work here.

In just two years, #formnigani has grown into a movement that continues to engage millions of Kenyans. The results are impressive - and we hope this is just the beginning.

  • 647+ million eyeballs
  • Over 40% awareness in Nairobi and nearly 50% in Bungoma
  • 349+ million impressions on social media
  • 143+ million media reach
  • Concert and event attendance 117,000

Watch the #formnigani minidocumentary here


#formnigani held Think Tanks with young social mobilizers in 2019 to conduct scenario-building exercises in Nairobi and Bungoma for the probable futures Kenya could face. The Kenya in 2030 Futures Report was published in November with four possible futures together with a roadmap of key inputs required to achieve the ideal scenario—Uwakilishi.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened contraception efforts in Kenya. The new #formnigani report Young Kenyan Voices: COVID-19 and Contraception explores the possible outcomes of the new reality brought on by COVID-19. It outlines possible pathways to mitigate against low access to sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) among Kenyan youth.

2020 Report: Young Kenyan Voices: COVID-19 and Contraception
2019 Report: Young Voices of Future Scenarios and Contraception